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Coin of Caesarea with bust of Severus Alexander

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Severus Alexander to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Three double ears of corn tied together. In field left and right, Greek letters = A.D. 229. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 229

Mint

Caesarea, Cappadocia

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 5.80 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.2640

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins